Georgia’s House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would roll…
Georgia’s House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would roll back citizen’s arrest law in the state — just over a year after Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging. If the bill makes it through the state Senate and is signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia would be the first state in the nation to overhaul a citizen’s arrest law.
The state’s Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law was originally enacted to enable Georgians to capture fugitive slaves.
(📸: Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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